Update: Kentucky Senate Passes Road Construction Bill; Measure Expected to Also Pass House

Apr 12, 2012

The Kentucky Senate Thursday afternoon approved an ambitious road construction plan that will next head to the House for final passage. The package includes $3.5 billion worth of construction projects over the next two years. The Senate voted 37-0 in favor of the measure.

The bill contains $200 million to widen the heavily traveled I-65 where numerous fatal traffic crashes occurred in recent years.

A crash on a rural stretch of the interstate in Hart County in 2010 killed 11 people, 10 of them members of a Mennonite family.